Squinty Bridge Closed

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Re: Clyde Bridges

Postby gap74 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:31 am

Clyde Arc closed by cable 'snap'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/gla ... 188577.stm

Oh dear....
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Re: Clyde Bridges

Postby Lucky Poet » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:39 am

It's iconic, it's radical, it's got a bit of a problem :? :

"Clyde Arc closed by cable 'snap'"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/gla ... 188577.stm

<edit> Damn damn damn, beaten to it!
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Re: Clyde Bridges

Postby gap74 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:50 am

He-he, only by minutes, mind, only by minutes...

Is this end of town jinxed? Will the Clyde Arc become another Science Centre Tower....?

The complete failure of a critical structural component such as this is not something I'd imagine can be dismissed with a quick fix.
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Re: Clyde Bridges

Postby Lucky Poet » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:01 am

Hardly a quick fix indeed... I guess they'll have to replace all of them. What happened? £20.8 million and they bought the cables from Lidl?
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Re: Clyde Bridges

Postby gap74 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:10 am

Be interesting to see if it was really the cable which snapped, or the anchorage point at one end of it.

Either way, I can see it being shut for months now...
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Squinty Bridge Closed

Postby Minted Stereo » Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:19 am

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Re: Squinty Bridge Closed

Postby conn75 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:28 am

Was it built by the same people who made the Science Centre Tower?

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Re: Clyde Bridges

Postby conn75 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:18 am

This is a joke. No point building all these fancy new things along the Clyde and nothing works right.

I expect if they build this biodome the jaguars will get out in the first week.
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Re: Clyde Bridges

Postby gap74 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:28 am

It is possibly reflective of something, given that it comes the same week that some of the Glasgow Harbour flats lost part of their cladding in strong but far from unheard of winds....
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Re: Clyde Bridges

Postby Fossil » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:33 am

Lucky Poet wrote:Hardly a quick fix indeed... I guess they'll have to replace all of them. What happened? £20.8 million and they bought the cables from Lidl?


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Re: Clyde Bridges

Postby conn75 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:35 am

I don't think any bridge that's built can blame high winds for ripping a part off it. They need to be built to withstand anything like that. There are bridges standing for decades that would hold up in a tornado.

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Re: Clyde Bridges

Postby MotoMad » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:22 pm

That will be that shut for about 3 year noo!
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Re: Clyde Bridges

Postby conn75 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:21 pm

When does the new one open? Before then?

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Re: Clyde Bridges

Postby conn75 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:33 pm

Mebbes the fireworks did it:

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Re: Clyde Bridges

Postby Socceroo » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:34 pm

Source of the problem found. This group of bouncers were clocked on the bridge before it failed .....

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